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The Garlock Residence — A Dream Dome

Image: The Garlock residence — A fabulous Monolithic Dome dream home sitting atop a ledge of the Colorado Rockies.

The Garlock residence — A fabulous Monolithic Dome dream home sitting atop a ledge of the Colorado Rockies.

Image: Love at first sight — The Garlocks said they immediately fell in love with the nonconventional design of their dome-home.

Love at first sight — The Garlocks said they immediately fell in love with the nonconventional design of their dome-home.

Image: A bridged walkway — It connects the redwood, patio deck to the dome’s upper deck that overlooks the valley.

A bridged walkway — It connects the redwood, patio deck to the dome’s upper deck that overlooks the valley.

Image: Back entrance — Residents have a convenient, sheltered back entrance.

Back entrance — Residents have a convenient, sheltered back entrance.

Image: Open, airy look — Windows that are three stories high fill the home with light and give it an open, peaceful feel.

Open, airy look — Windows that are three stories high fill the home with light and give it an open, peaceful feel.

Image: Planters — Dome’s lower level encompasses 2 bedrooms, bathroom, exercise room and greenhouse centered about a waterfall, indoor pond and a rising planter.

Planters — Dome’s lower level encompasses 2 bedrooms, bathroom, exercise room and greenhouse centered about a waterfall, indoor pond and a rising planter.

Image: Interest areas — The 3800 square feet of living space accommodate many interests: music, reading, conversation, etc.

Interest areas — The 3800 square feet of living space accommodate many interests: music, reading, conversation, etc.

Image: Wood and greenery — They complement each other and their outdoor environment.

Wood and greenery — They complement each other and their outdoor environment.

Image: Walk in the treetops — The finely crafted, redwood deck has a walkway that seems to reach into the treetops.

Walk in the treetops — The finely crafted, redwood deck has a walkway that seems to reach into the treetops.

Image: Redwood deck — It has a ponderosa pine growing through it.

Redwood deck — It has a ponderosa pine growing through it.

Image: View of the Rockies — The deck and its view of the Rockies is a favorite spot.

View of the Rockies — The deck and its view of the Rockies is a favorite spot.

Image: Solar panels — Located near the home, they generate sufficient on-site electricity for this entire Monolithic Dome dream home.

Solar panels — Located near the home, they generate sufficient on-site electricity for this entire Monolithic Dome dream home.

Image: Built green — Superior insulation and energy efficiency make this home “green”.

Built green — Superior insulation and energy efficiency make this home “green”.

Image: Fitting right in — Nestled among the trees, the dome seems a natural part of the landscape.

Fitting right in — Nestled among the trees, the dome seems a natural part of the landscape.

Image: Disappearing act — Sometimes the dome is hard to spot.

Disappearing act — Sometimes the dome is hard to spot.

Image: Garage — It’s a Monolithic Dome with a 32-foot diameter.

Garage — It’s a Monolithic Dome with a 32-foot diameter.

Image: Curvaceous blending — The garage dome curves and blends into the larger home dome that has a 50-foot diameter.

Curvaceous blending — The garage dome curves and blends into the larger home dome that has a 50-foot diameter.

Image: Convenient touches — A spray-in-place, concrete fence and a stairway with wide, comfortably spaced steps provide secure,
convenient access.

Convenient touches — A spray-in-place, concrete fence and a stairway with wide, comfortably spaced steps provide secure,
convenient access.